Author Juanita Critch (In the Boss’ Bed, Eye of the Beholder) tells Adam how she got her start as an author by writing romance. Wrestling romance fanfic. Specifically, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson wrestling romance fanfic. She tells Adam about writing, not writing, fandom, and the importance of reading something fun.
She’s a comedian. She’s a painter. She’s a cartoonist. She’s Sarah Walsh and she can’t wait to tell you why she has a guinea pig in her freezer. Plus, Adam has two movie recommendations on the topic of dead pets. Not as depressing as it sounds!
Kiddo via Sarah Walsh’s Tumblr. A collection comics, paintings, and blog posts.
Werner Herzog Eats His Shoe. [Amazon Prime.]
Comedian and podcaster Jordan Scherer joins Adam to tell a few stories about how being a cringey youth caused him to make a girl cry, insult anyone who wasn’t an atheist, and use middle fingers with wild abandon. Adam, no stranger to a cringey past, prefaces Jordan’s stories with some awful behaviour of his own, all in the name of being funny. Join them on this month’s Thereby to hear about the weird need to be “on” all the time when you develop a sense of humour, and about religion, Pumpkinheads, and being pro-life by accident.
Jordan, a prolific podcaster, started a new podcast between the recording and release of this episode: Crapitalism.
Jordan’s other available podcast, Pantless Prose.
Jessica regularly writes for rogerebert.com.
Jessica’s on Twitter.
Don’t Eat The Pictures ℅ The Muppet Wiki.
Follow That Bird ℅ The Muppet Wiki.
Picking up from last episode, Matthew Esteves tells us about his experiences with Pick-Up Artists, why “the seduction community” is the absolute worst, and using his Thought Slime YouTube channel to reach men who could potentially be suckered in by PUAs. Plus, why YouTubers use cartoon avatars, reactions to Thought Slime videos on PUAs and Political Correctness, and the ethics of dunking.
On a lighter note, Ghoulies!
Matthew Esteves tells the amazing true story of how quitting something that defined him turned him into a Thought Slime. Adam met Matthew when they were doing stand-up comedy, something they both quit upon moving to Ontario. Matthew tells us of his final panicky night onstage and the projects he tried (and abandoned) before creating his Thought Slime YouTube channel.
Jen Reeves gives Adam the inside scoop on writing for a non-existent magazine, reporting sexual harassment, and how her fictitious career in journalism saw her rubbing shoulders with the most powerful political leaders of North America (yes, even Saskatchewan).
Jen’s Why We Need HR blog archive.
Coming soon! And Thereby Hangs A Tale, in which people tell Adam their most interesting stories. Stories like: How I spent a chunk of my 20s in a coma; I've had a guinea pig in my freezer for a month; and, I was sent to the G20 for a magazine that didn't technically exist...